I think that Fred pointed this out very succinctly; Email Sent messages You've probably seen listings where a potential buyer posts "email sent" as a reply to a for-sale listing. These are unfair. Yes, that's right, unfair. It's unfair because 1) other potential buyers are discouraged from further consideration of the item, 2) it may or may not have been an offer, and 3) it makes no sense. Of those, "it makes no sense" rings particularly true because it is a message about a message. You should delete postings that say "Email sent" or something similar. It would be different if there is/was an email problem, but short of that, it's stupid. I have to agree with all of the above statements and I do delete all posts that simply say "I'll take it" or "E-mail sent". I have seen posts that state "your e-mail bounced" and the like. I have no problem with those types of posts because the potential buyer at least tried to contact the seller in the proper way so I will not delete such a message. When I do delete posts I often time receive e-mails saying "How dare you delete my message without telling me why". When Dan, Fred or I delete a posting we always give a reason why. But if the recipient does not have her/his alerts turned on, they will not receive the reason for the deletion. In short, turn the Alerts ON. Everything done here on The Zed is due to rules and policies that have evolved over decades, and they change as demands dictate. We will always take thoughts and criticisms into account as they evolve over time. We Mods & Admins do what we do to keep things here on an even keel. We also certainly listen to input from one and all. This new forum is a great place to do that or feel free to send us e-mail. You will get a response.